COSPLAY AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF STEAMPUNK
If you Google “Cosplay” you’ll see 146 million search results. If you do the same for “Steampunk”, another 39+ million will come up. That’s a lot of dedication and it shows how much has changed over the years when it comes to indulging your inner dork. Dressing up as your favorite superhero or character has changed and evolved so much from the days of Halloween and simple costume parties. It has become a multi-billion dollar business. And it’s not just kids or virgins, it’s for all walks of life. That guy sitting in the corner office can very well fashion himself as a Stormtrooper from Star Wars or a Klingon warrior from Star Trek or better yet, his own creation from the world of Steampunk. Or maybe it’s that Girl Scout Leader who can make for the greatest Maid Marian straight out of Sherwood forest and the world of Robin Hood.
Being a novice myself, I don’t think there is a “wrong” way as long as some of the basic costume rules are observed and followed. Which means, if you want to be Batman or Mr. Spock, adhere to the rules and add a little “steam” and a little “punk”. And while you’re at it, throw in some riveted goggles or a double clip-on magnifying loupy and you’re all set.
Remember, you are only limited by your imagination. At the end of the day, be that guy who wears a dark robe and carries a lightsaber and becomes a Jedi or Sith. Be that young lady who is creative enough to be her own unique Wonder Woman. Be creative. Be different. Because ordinary is so boring 😉
Here are some great sites to check out for a better understanding or what to wear: